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2022-01-26 8:32:34 AM  
The only time I ever played Halo was when my nephew tried to teach me how to play. I basically followed him around all game throwing grenades at him. He wasn't amused. But I was, so that's all that really counts.
 
2022-01-26 8:32:43 AM  
I downloaded it and got to play it for about 2 hours before it kicked me out for not having xbox live. Don't see it being worth getting xbl to play it again.
 
2022-01-26 8:33:48 AM  
Helluva non-article you got there.


Seriously, journalism was better when you had to pay to get it printed. This is just a Forza ad.
 
2022-01-26 9:12:08 AM  
I have never played an Xbox game.
 
2022-01-26 9:14:16 AM  
Tarkov is the new hotness now anyway.
 
2022-01-26 9:33:30 AM  

arrogantbastich: I have never played an Xbox game.


Yabba Dabba Doo.  Fred Flintstone said that.
 
2022-01-26 9:35:04 AM  
Played the first two on the one true XBone.  Might grab the single player campaign for Infinite on PC when it drops in price since an open world Halo seems kinda cool.  But never played it PvP online.

Bout to go all boomer here - the only fun PvP is oldskool split screen.  That way you can just turn around and smack your friend is being a knob.
 
2022-01-26 9:42:25 AM  

freakdiablo: Played the first two on the one true XBone.  Might grab the single player campaign for Infinite on PC when it drops in price since an open world Halo seems kinda cool.  But never played it PvP online.

Bout to go all boomer here - the only fun PvP is oldskool split screen.  That way you can just turn around and smack your friend is being a knob.


Yes but how can they force that friend to have then bought their own console and game?
 
2022-01-26 10:00:34 AM  
I decided to spring for XBL recently and I'm really enjoying the streaming games now. I've been playing FH5 for weeks now without buying or even downloading it. I might have to try the Halo game although I'll probably get wiped out repeatedly since I haven't played a Halo since H3.
 
2022-01-26 10:02:40 AM  
I had a friend that would bring his XBox everywhere, just in case a Halo party broke out.

I purchased a pink 360 controller for people who would not bring their own controller to my house.  I called it the "Controller of Shame".  It quickly became my personal controller.  If I brought it to somebody else's house, I could quickly identify it when it was time to go home.
 
2022-01-26 10:03:29 AM  

the unabomber was right: I downloaded it and got to play it for about 2 hours before it kicked me out for not having xbox live. Don't see it being worth getting xbl to play it again.


Xbox pass that shiat.
 
2022-01-26 10:09:03 AM  
Larry Niven got robbed.
 
2022-01-26 10:42:25 AM  
I haven't played it since the Xbox360 days.  It was basically the same thing over and over.  Has it changed dramatically since then?
 
2022-01-26 10:43:40 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I haven't played it since the Xbox360 days.  It was basically the same thing over and over.  Has it changed dramatically since then?


The recent one had an open world you fight the war in with points locking you into rail fights when doing story.

It's Grand Theft Halo.
 
2022-01-26 10:48:10 AM  

fustanella: Larry Niven got robbed.


Larry Niven got paid before Halo even came out, Bungie has his name as a consultant in the original Halo. He wasn't, Bungie just didn't want any bad blood, so they paid him a licensing fee... Since no one even knew of it would be a good game, or sell, it wasn't a giant amount.
 
2022-01-26 10:51:20 AM  
My FPS days are behind me, closest I get to that now is Fallout.

And I really enjoy all the aspects of racing games except actually racing.  With most games, if you make a mistake you can recover.  But racing by its nature is less forgiving of mistakes.  So I stick to messing with the motorsport manager games when I need a fix.
 
2022-01-26 10:59:10 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I haven't played it since the Xbox360 days.  It was basically the same thing over and over.  Has it changed dramatically since then?


I played a bit of Halo Infinite over the holidays (just enough to get to the open world part of the Halo installation) and honestly the game was a biatchore. Half the fun of a shooter for me is building up huge inventory of fun weapons as I progress, so I really loathe the Halo mechanic of two weapons slots and some grenades. It's a little more realistic, but just not as fun.

Forza Horizon 5, on the other hand, is a great game. Maybe not a huge upgrade from FH4, but it is tons of fun ripping across Mexico in a fully upgraded Jeep Trailcat. I'm not great at racing games, but I appreciate how the Forza Horizon series doesn't really penalize you for that and gives you a chance to get better without it being frustrating. Hell, you actually get way more skill points not even tracking the roads to get from Point A to Point B. It's a great game for when you just want to unwind for a few hours by hooning some fun vehicles.
 
2022-01-26 11:07:00 AM  
I played halo 1 on pc when it came out and it was hot garbage
 
2022-01-26 11:08:55 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And I really enjoy all the aspects of racing games except actually racing.  With most games, if you make a mistake you can recover.  But racing by its nature is less forgiving of mistakes.  So I stick to messing with the motorsport manager games when I need a fix.


The Forza series is one of the most forgiving of all racing games to play.  For starters, it has a rewind feature, so if you screw something up, you can try again.  There's also numerous assists such as a racing line, traction control, and so on.

It also has one of the best AIs out there, so you won't get overwhelmed and can play at your level.

Finally, Forza's not-so-secret weapon is that you can download car tunes from other players.  For example, there are people over on the Forza reddits who post tunes for all the weekly challenges.  These are tunes that can stomp the AI on the hardest difficulty settings (although some level of skill is needed here.)

So if you were worried the game might make you throw your controller, don't be.
 
2022-01-26 11:17:48 AM  
Well yeah, Microsoft was just following in the footsteps of the automotive industry by releasing a halo product.
 
2022-01-26 11:42:38 AM  

Intrepid00: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I haven't played it since the Xbox360 days.  It was basically the same thing over and over.  Has it changed dramatically since then?

The recent one had an open world you fight the war in with points locking you into rail fights when doing story.

It's Grand Theft Halo.


Nah, if anything it's Far Cry/Just Cause: Halo. It's more large zones than open world and you zip between objectives in a vehicle or by grapple hooking around. There's also no people you do chores for like a GTA, Chief's objectives are to kill more aliens. The icons on the map are all bonus but fun and mix it up a little and work towards upgrading forward operating bases and getting cores for the upgrade tree.

It's great!

Multiplayer is fun too. Feels like it did in the past only faster and with more maneuverability options.

People were upset that the battle pass progression was too slow but I completed it and I'm not playing it a lot as there's a bunch of other stuff out. Probably going to put it down until the next battle pass or event (already got the mohawk from the current cyber event).

Glad it's doing well, it's the first one made by 343 that feels right and since I've got gamepass anyhow can't beat that value.
 
2022-01-26 12:07:48 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Intrepid00: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I haven't played it since the Xbox360 days.  It was basically the same thing over and over.  Has it changed dramatically since then?

The recent one had an open world you fight the war in with points locking you into rail fights when doing story.

It's Grand Theft Halo.

Nah, if anything it's Far Cry/Just Cause: Halo. It's more large zones than open world and you zip between objectives in a vehicle or by grapple hooking around. There's also no people you do chores for like a GTA, Chief's objectives are to kill more aliens. The icons on the map are all bonus but fun and mix it up a little and work towards upgrading forward operating bases and getting cores for the upgrade tree.

It's great!

Multiplayer is fun too. Feels like it did in the past only faster and with more maneuverability options.

People were upset that the battle pass progression was too slow but I completed it and I'm not playing it a lot as there's a bunch of other stuff out. Probably going to put it down until the next battle pass or event (already got the mohawk from the current cyber event).

Glad it's doing well, it's the first one made by 343 that feels right and since I've got gamepass anyhow can't beat that value.


Yeah, I'm enjoying it. It's not quite as great as old-school Bungie Halo, but it's certainly the best Halo product since 343 took it over. The campaign is fun, but feels a bit slower and less chaotic than previous Halo games due to the open world aspect which allows you to prep for an engagement and pretty much always have your favorite weapon set at all times. Difficulty is a bit unbalanced. I'm playing on Heroic, and the game is way too easy until you get to a boss fight, then the difficulty spikes unreasonably high. The campaign, the multiplayer, and even the menus are buggy as hell. The whole thing seems unfinished. But it's still a lot of fun and provides a good foundation for a new direction for future Halo games.
 
2022-01-26 12:18:49 PM  

UNC_Samurai: My FPS days are behind me, closest I get to that now is Fallout.

And I really enjoy all the aspects of racing games except actually racing.  With most games, if you make a mistake you can recover.  But racing by its nature is less forgiving of mistakes.  So I stick to messing with the motorsport manager games when I need a fix.


Several recent racing games have a 'rewind' feature, including Forza Horizon. If you fark up, you can recover. It may cost you bonus points at the end of the race depending on the number of times used, so if you're looking for a fun racer that is as forgiving or as brutal as you want it to be, Forza Horizon 5 is a good time and you keep unlocking new cars at a steady rate to mess around with and there's a variety of race types.
 
2022-01-26 1:12:47 PM  

Marcos P: I played halo 1 on pc when it came out and it was hot garbage


I liked it best when it was called "Quake".
 
2022-01-26 3:36:38 PM  

UNC_Samurai: My FPS days are behind me, closest I get to that now is Fallout.

And I really enjoy all the aspects of racing games except actually racing.  With most games, if you make a mistake you can recover.  But racing by its nature is less forgiving of mistakes.  So I stick to messing with the motorsport manager games when I need a fix.


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2022-01-27 3:15:13 AM  
I don't think I've played more than a few minutes of Halo in...almost literally 20 years? Played through most of the first on a friend's xbox as a high schooler when it came out.

I was really interested in the original PC based MMOFPS concept it was originally unveiled as in 1999. What we got, while hardly a bad game, was a radically different game on a platform I never got into, though ironically Halo Infinite probably matches the original concept better than any incarnation yet.
 
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